The Duck Pond, 28 September 2017

Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week:

Happy Hour

A “Happy Hour” being built by Maris in Latvia.

Chuck Leinweber

from Facebook


Sorry I haven’t posted but I took the boat apart to glass and finish the inside now its back together and putting the bottom on and glassing the outside. I used ash and not ply on the bottom.

Robert Bleja

from Facebook

 Eagle 24

As regular readers of my FB page know, Peet is building his Eagle 24 catamaran in his front room. So no one has been able to get a good view of the boat until now. It’s looking great!! and pretty much the weight I was expecting. More on the Eagle here…/2-catamarans-un…/455-eagle-24

Plans form Duckworks of course!

Richard Woods

from Facebook

15’8″ Prospector

Recent pictures of another nicely built Selway Fisher 15’8″ Prospector. This one by Glenn Cornish on the Fal river.

Paul Fisher

from Facebook

Tolman Skiff 20′

Tolman Skiff 20′ Standard rolling out the door of the workshop this week. This one is for a customer in North Carolina who plans to use her for island hopping and camping In the Outer Banks. The new owner is having a custom bow dodger made to fit around the combing and a leaning post for support while he steers from a standing position with an extended tiller handle. Power will be a 50hp Honda.

At the Salt Water Workshop, we can cut Tolman Skiff kits for people who want to build their own boat, or build bare or finished hulls in lengths from 20′ to 24′ in any of the three Tolman models available. FMI go to

Jim Shula

from Facebook


Finally, found some time and ambition to do some more work on the flyer, wet sanded the high build primer and put on a coat of epoxy primer. Came out better as I expected – I expected way more pinholes. Primed the side panels up to the waterline also, but didn’t took to much attention to it because I will sand them again once flipped because I will cover sides with woven down to the outer chine. Antifouling I used Interlux Pacifica Plus this time, wished I stayed with Sea hawk, this stuff gives a lot of roller marks, fortunately after a some time in the water the marks will disappear, at least that’s what I’m hoping for.

Peter Hagenaars

from Facebook

Huntington Harbor Kayak

Brian Pawlowski built and launched this modified Huntington Harbor kayak. He lengthened it a bit and used heavier materials. Says it’s fast, too.

Nice job, there, Brian!

These plans are free and may be dowloaded from the insider section:

Jeff Spira

from Facebook

New Kit Supplier

We have a new agent and kit supplier in Australia, Ron Jesche in Adelaide. More info on my blog.

Dudley Dix

from Facebook


First layer of resin impregnated fabric on the bottom of the Sassafras, topped with peel ply.

Ben Nicolson

from Facebook


Last coat of primer on iPearl. Are we having fun yet?

Larry Whited

from Facebook

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